Pupils will experience a wide range of activities in computing which will prepare them for certificate courses and the world of work.
These activities provide opportunities for pupils to enhance transferable skills in planning and organising, working independently and in groups, critical thinking and decision making, research, communication and self-and peer-evaluation, in a range of contexts.
The emphasis is on skills development and the application of those skills. This includes an understanding of computational thinking, computer architecture, the software development process, programming in a variety of environments and languages, the creation and use of databases, web design, graphics/Photoshop, video, animation and internet safety.
In the junior school courses available for study are:
- S1 ICT
- S2 Computing Science
- S3 Computing Science and Multimedia
For more information about course available in the senior school please see the Computing Science and Digital Media pages.
As a result of the city-wide licence we have for Microsoft Office, our pupils all now qualify for ‘Student Advantage’, which gives them FREE access to the full Microsoft Office suite.
Student Advantage has 2 elements :
- The ability to download the latest version of Microsoft Office (for Mac and PC) onto up to 5 computers at home.
- The ability to make full use of the Microsoft Office apps for iPad
Further information is available here.